Oil Industry Completes Undersea Containment System; What Does Bromwich Say Now?
After the Deepwater Horizon explosion and the resulting oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, one demand the Obama administration through its Interior Department made of the oil industry as a condition of re-starting deepwater drilling was that a system be constructed which would completely contain a blown-out deepwater well in a worst-case scenario. The industry – specifically ExxonMobil, Chevron Corp., ConocoPhillips and Royal Dutch | Read More »
Better Leadership Than Obama? For Jindal And Louisiana, A Mixed Bag At Best
More and more, the guy who is coming out of this oil spill looking like a hero is Gov. Bobby Jindal. That’s a good thing, and a bad thing. It’s good, because unlike his predecessor, who almost literally couldn’t show less leadership than she did following Hurricane Katrina and who let the entire response and recovery from the storm and the flood devolve into a | Read More »
Obama’s “Partial” Approval Of Sand-Dredge Plan Is More Like “Miniscule” Approval
Get ready to be infuriated, because the Coast Guard and the Corps of Engineers have now put out their response to Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal’s plan to use dredges to build barrier islands as a defense against the Gulf oil spill invading the state’s marshlands. It’s pathetic. Just pathetic.
Feds Hammer BP, Jindal Hammers Feds At Presser
Check out the disconnect here. First, from today’s press conference we have this report from CBS News on the statements of Janet Napolitano, Dick Durbin and Ken Salazar: Cabinet officials, Senators and a Governor presented a conga line of condemnation against British Petroleum today, while also bolstering the government’s attempts to show that it was doing all it could to keep the oil company’s feet | Read More »
Gulf Spill Taking On More Katrina Parallels For Obama
The slow response from the Corps Of Engineers on Gov. Bobby Jindal’s plan to dredge sand and fill in Louisiana’s barrier islands as a method of keeping oil from the Deepwater Horizon/Macondo spill out of its coastal marshlands is rapidly becoming a major scandal. Jindal originally proposed the $350 million project last week, with the concept that should oil reach the state’s coastal marshlands the | Read More »
“Drill Baby Drill” Still Isn’t Political Suicide For The GOP
Did you notice this yesterday? It’s a Rasmussen poll about offshore drilling. One concern we have heard time and time again since this oil spill started about a month ago from folks in the oil business and connected industries is abject terror that The Left will use the Macondo blowout and spill as a lever from which to shut down offshore drilling. The rather classless | Read More »
The French Quarter Attack WAS Political…
…you have to more or less suspend disbelief not to recognize that. But based on various agendas, it seems like that’s what’s going on. Beyond the reactions of left-wing journals, when those sources have reacted to this story at all, we notice that Allahpundit at HotAir.com and Michelle Malkin have both gone out of their way to disparage the idea that the attack had to | Read More »
The Brennan’s Beatdown: A State Of Affairs
This story is being continuously updated here, including video linking an ominous protest at Brennan’s Restaurant to a marxist-anarchist commune with a record of criminal behavior. It was a beautiful Friday night in downtown New Orleans, the kind of warm, inviting spring evening the locals typically describe in answer to tourist complaints about the oppressive heat and humidity of a South Louisiana summer. And as | Read More »
Barton: Cap-And-Trade Wouldn’t Pass The House Today
Cross-posted at TheHayride.com. In a 30-minute small press gathering at the Baton Rouge office of U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-Louisiana), House Energy and Commerce Committee ranking Republican Joe Barton (R-Texas) echoed sentiments expressed commonly by conservatives in Obama’s America – the nation is threatened by runaway deficit spending, bad legislation is causing immense problems in the economy and an abrupt shift to the right is | Read More »
Potential Implications Of Obamacare’s Passage
At the Hayride, Ryan Booth is doing a terrific job of chronicling developments with respect to the vote count on Obamacare, and our readers interested in the ongoing developments are strongly encouraged to re-visit his post on the subject often. It’s Ryan’s opinion that Obamacare is going to fail, by however small a margin. I’m not convinced either way. I think at some point the | Read More »
Why ANY New Entitlement Program At This Point Is Unforgivable Stupidity
This from the Associated Press… PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — The retirement nest egg of an entire generation is stashed away in this small town along the Ohio River: $2.5 trillion in IOUs from the federal government, payable to the Social Security Administration. It’s time to start cashing them in.
Have We Seen The Last Of The Unhinged-Lefty Iraq Movies?
It seems the weekend take from Matt Damon’s new Bush-Lied-People-Died Iraq vehicle Green Zone was just $14.5 million. That’s not a particularly good number for Universal Pictures, which budgeted $130 million for production and sunk another $100 million for distribution on top of that. Studio executives tell Time Magazine, whose film critic though Green Zone was just swell, that they’ll be enthralled with only losing | Read More »
Is Big Economic Trouble Still Ahead?
If you pay any attention to the financial prognosticators and the economic sites, you’ve inevitably heard the talk about the possibility of a “double-dip recession.” The theory has a number of variants, one of which is that the minute consumer demand begins to rebound, all the money pumped into the economy by the fed will chase too few available goods and massive inflation will come | Read More »
Scalise, Fleming, La. House To Waxman, Markey: Go Away And Leave Us Alone
While the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce awaits responses to letters it sent to natural gas producers as a precursor to hearings later this month on whether federal regulation is warranted on hydraulic fracturing, Louisiana’s congressional delegation and state legislators are taking a very vigorous and aggressive stance in fighting Washington’s attempts to interfere with the promise of the mammoth Haynesville Shale natural | Read More »
Not Much Of A Big Tent For Texas Dems
Left out of the election coverage from earlier this week over in Texas is the fact that a Democrat with grassroots support and the ability to bring new voters into the electoral process has won the party’s nomination in a district previously thought to be in play. But what looked like an opportunity to fight a battle against a Republican who won just 53 percent | Read More »
In Landrieu’s Defense, Nothing New
from TheHayride.com, and just in case you get curious if you link through, the nutria’s name is Oscar and he’s mulling a run for Secretary of State next year… “I make no apologies for seeking this provision. I don’t back-up an inch.” So said Louisiana Democrat Mary Landrieu, who took to the Senate floor today in defense of the Louisiana Purchase – the $300 million | Read More »
The Abysmal, Horrible, Stupid and Destructive Bank Tax
“Because that’s where the money is.” – Willie Sutton, on why he robbed banks (quote may be apochryphal) Just when you thought the Obama administration had reached the pinnacle of brain-dead, asinine legislation with the idea of exempting unions from “Cadillac plan” taxes on employer-provided health insurance, along comes the biggest flea-bitten dog to date. Yes, describing today’s rollout by the president of a $90 | Read More »
Bush Was Right On Stem Cell Research After All
From The Hayride… From California comes an interesting bit of news on the Bush-era controversy surrounding embryonic stem cell research. Remember stem cells? That was a red-hot issue in the previous decade, as it had all the hallmarks of the classic left-wing meme; the Luddite Christians standing in the way of a glorious scientific revolution due to their quaint and obsolete notions on abortion and | Read More »
The Site Michael Steele Doesn’t Want You To See
As a chairman of a major political party, you’re not supposed to suffer from foot-in-mouth disease. You’re not supposed to predict defeat for your candidates. You’re not supposed to write books purporting to make party policy while criticizing the party’s past on the party’s time. You’re not supposed to say that members of your party are afraid of you. And you’re definitely not supposed to | Read More »
An Offbeat Prediction On Obamacare
It’s going to fail. Here’s why it’s going to fail…